£599pp -- Nepal: 13-Night Everest Base Camp Trek (incl internal flights):  Was £1275.  Via travelzoo
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£599pp -- Nepal: 13-Night Everest Base Camp Trek (incl internal flights): Was £1275. Via travelzoo

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Found 8th Apr 2015
Seems a bargain if this is your type of thing....

Hike to the foot of Mount Everest and experience "some of the grandest views on Earth" (The Guardian) for £599 per person with this 13-night Nepal guided trek from the award-winning Ace the Himalayas. Plus, this exclusive offer saves over 50% on the usual price.
Why we love it

This 13-night Everest base camp trek, which follows the footsteps of Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, is now less than £600 per person
You'll spend 11 nights hiking through the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sagarmatha National Park, plus two nights exploring Kathmandu
Natural highlights include Dudh Koshi River -- crossed via a series of suspension bridges -- Khumbu's glaciers and sparkling Icefall, sunrise and sunset over the Khumbu peaks, the controversial Yeti skull in Pangboche village and views of Everest from Kala Patthar
The trail is also "dotted with teahouses, tiny villages and prayer-flag-flung monasteries, adding a fascinating human element to this great outdoors", says Wanderlust
Ace the Himalaya is the top-rated Tours & Activities company in Kathmandu on TripAdvisor
Where

Ace the Himalaya
A-One Business Complex
Thamel Marg
Kathmandu, 44600
(See Map)
Tel: 00977 1 4423719
acethehimalaya.com/
What's included & when

This tour starts in Kathmandu on 10, 12, 15, 20, 25, 28, 30 April; 4-5, 10, 18, 20, 25, 28, 30-31 May; 2 June
Private airport pick-up and drop-off
Two nights' hotel accommodation in­ Kathmandu with breakfast
11 nights' guesthouse/lodge accommodation during the trek
Round-trip flights between Kathmandu and Lukla, plus all ground transportation in Kathmandu
Fully licensed English-speaking guide throughout
Local staff and porters during trek, with all insurance costs covered
Everest National Park permits and TIMS trekking permit, all government taxes, VAT and tourist service charges
Ace the Himalaya duffel/kit bag, sun hat and T-shirt

54 Comments

I can also give you a good guide link if you would prefer to do it your own way or he can probably do it cheaper.This is actually an average price.I did this back in 2005.Highly recommended .Also managed to climb Kala patthar which is higher than base camp.
The flights included in this deal are domestic flights only.
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Edited by: "rhinopaul" 8th Apr 2015

Original Poster

rhinopaul

I can also give you a good guide link if you would prefer to do it your … I can also give you a good guide link if you would prefer to do it your own way or he can probably do it cheaper.This is actually an average price.I did this back in 2005.Highly recommended .Also managed to climb Kala patthar which is higher than base camp.The flights included in this deal are domestic flights only.


Thanks, didn't notice about the flights

Totally standard price if you look at groupon and other places...It's the flight from UK that's crippling otherwise I'd go every year

Brilliant trip (we have done it twice, but not a good price.
Organise it yourself and you'll save a lot of money.
Cold from me.

This was the same price two months ago. As you submitted it. So I'm guessing this is the usual price

Isn't base camp where you base yourself before you go up and down the mountain? I think it would be like going to the airport but not actually getting on a plane before going home.

Original Poster

yespleasesir

This was the same price two months ago. As you submitted it. So I'm … This was the same price two months ago. As you submitted it. So I'm guessing this is the usual price


Wasn't me

DrJogalog

Isn't base camp where you base yourself before you go up and down the … Isn't base camp where you base yourself before you go up and down the mountain? I think it would be like going to the airport but not actually getting on a plane before going home.


If you can afford the £25k or more to summit it then I would be very jealous. It a beautiful long hike up to Base Camp going through increasing altitude and Flora/Fauna. I admit when your looking up from Base Camp you just want to go further but Its an experience worth doing at a very good price.
You could say the same about recreational scuba, the ocean is deeper so why bother only going 30-40 meters.

Cold - in the Himalayas, I understand.

reasonable level of fitness required, & no kit from "mountain warehouse" ...this aint ibiza, & if you get into trouble don't expect a walk in the park government provided escape route (sic) as per balaeric holidays with uk govt posted officials on the end of a phone line & quick response.

Despite being the foothills the going is demanding of some westerners, don't be put off go for it, just pre-prep training to get the best from it.

DrJogalog

Isn't base camp where you base yourself before you go up and down the … Isn't base camp where you base yourself before you go up and down the mountain? I think it would be like going to the airport but not actually getting on a plane before going home.



This has to be literally the most ridiculous post I've ever seen on HotukDeals. Very few people summit everest every year and the cost is easily 30k and proof you've been about 5,000m with no problems. So for the average mountaineer like myself, Base Camp is an excellence experience to set sight on Everest and dream of returning in future with 30k.

rhinopaul

I can also give you a good guide link if you would prefer to do it your … I can also give you a good guide link if you would prefer to do it your own way or he can probably do it cheaper.This is actually an average price.I did this back in 2005.Highly recommended .Also managed to climb Kala patthar which is higher than base camp.The flights included in this deal are domestic flights only.[img]https://scontent-ams.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfa1/v/t1.0-9/2310_50451296714_990_n.jpg?oh=a7958fb5ec99eb1aa6f305924f420599&oe=5599E75A[/img]



Link to the guide would be much appreciated, thanks.

One of the hottest deal I have ever seen on hotukdeals...

indianajon

Link to the guide would be much appreciated, thanks.


nepalgatewaytrekking.com/our…tml

The guide is Raj who has recently founded this company .He was our guide back in 2005 .I have sent plenty of my friends his way and they have been very pleased.He is a lovely guy and very professional with a lot of experience.
I hope you decide to go, its really worth while.I would recommend a few months heavy hill/cliff walking in prep though.

Hi, I've been to EBC and if you're going to so it then please consider Gokyo and Gokyo Ri with Chola Pass. After this EBC was a bit of an anticlimax although the views from EBC were stunning. I'm not promoting Holiday Pirates as I no longer work for them but some of my pictures from my trip are on the link below. Oh and if you really want to splurge and want one night of hot electric blankets and hot showers take a look at the Yeti lodge in Namche where you are overlooking the village below. Don't always believe the good TripAdvisor reviews on outfitters and tour groups as many many of them are fake. If you can try and get just a guide and porter rather than hiking in a group. This way you can set your own schedule and pace..... Not unless you want to be horded around in a group and crave the tour dynamic. If you're a woman (or man) the best travel kit I took was Vaseline. I could have sold it in abundance for dry skin, hands, feet.... Any questions I'd be happy to help.

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I meant the views from KP were amazing but in all honesty all views are great!

Seems like a bargain. £50k to get to the top apparently...

Pps. I have a jagged globe brochure in front of me now. Prices to go to Everest South Col is $58,000 so about £38,956. Not including international flights. It takes 64 days.

Just be aware that food and drink whilst on trek is not included. Tea house accommodation is very very cheap. They make their money on food and drink (which is cheap by UK standards) but just make sure you allow this in your budget. Some outfitters include this in your price of trek so make sure when you are comparing you find out exactly what is included. Terms and conditions:

The tour does not include: lunch and dinner in Kathmandu; breakfast, lunch and dinner while on trekking (approximately $350-$400 per person for the trek duration);

rhinopaul

http://www.nepalgatewaytrekking.com/our-team.htmlThe guide is Raj who has … http://www.nepalgatewaytrekking.com/our-team.htmlThe guide is Raj who has recently founded this company .He was our guide back in 2005 .I have sent plenty of my friends his way and they have been very pleased.He is a lovely guy and very professional with a lot of experience.I hope you decide to go, its really worth while.I would recommend a few months heavy hill/cliff walking in prep though.



Thanks, we live in the peak district so hill walking is a daily occurrence!

I spent a good few weekends in the Lakes and Wales before I went too. Using the cross trainer or walking on a steep incline for a long period of time helps too!

We had diamox with us for the altitude. I miss the pins and needles! Ooh I so want to go back.

Head to Chitwan after for some relax and rhino spotting too.

Excellent I've got a few bags of rubbish the council won't take, should be able to ditch them now.

I'm thinking of doing this in August. Can someone recommend a good guide I'm assuming that link is for a group booking. And could someone tell me roughly what you should pay for a guide? Cheers.

BeerGoggles

I'm thinking of doing this in August. Can someone recommend a good guide … I'm thinking of doing this in August. Can someone recommend a good guide I'm assuming that link is for a group booking. And could someone tell me roughly what you should pay for a guide? Cheers.


August is not an ideal time to go as its monsoon and you could have severe difficulties.

rachelandgromit

I spent a good few weekends in the Lakes and Wales before I went too. … I spent a good few weekends in the Lakes and Wales before I went too. Using the cross trainer or walking on a steep incline for a long period of time helps too! We had diamox with us for the altitude. I miss the pins and needles! Ooh I so want to go back.Head to Chitwan after for some relax and rhino spotting too.



Diamox has a significant side effect profile that anyone considering utilising it should be aware of.

rhinopaul

August is not an ideal time to go as its monsoon and you could have … August is not an ideal time to go as its monsoon and you could have severe difficulties.



Damn same with Vietnam, it's sods law working in a school :/.

buy a map. do it yourself. don't fly to Lukla but trek in from Jiri. can easily be done in 20 days. best thing I've ever done. really.

pm me if you want to know more. or google it

Watch for the leeches.

fishmaster

Diamox has a significant side effect profile that anyone considering … Diamox has a significant side effect profile that anyone considering utilising it should be aware of.



Yes, there is some side effects - just like any medication. Ginko Biloba can be an herbal alternative but sketchy on if this is proven to work. You should certainly read up on altitude sickness before you go, it has no impact on how fit you are, male or female or shape and size.

rachelandgromit

Yes, there is some side effects - just like any medication. Ginko Biloba … Yes, there is some side effects - just like any medication. Ginko Biloba can be an herbal alternative but sketchy on if this is proven to work. You should certainly read up on altitude sickness before you go, it has no impact on how fit you are, male or female or shape and size.



The problem with Ginkgo is that you need a studied variant, one used in studies (for other conditions) is 24% ginkgo flavone glycosides and 6% terpenes, also you need to rely on the supplement being absorbed correctly. So you would need to look for supplements with this %, consult a doctor always.

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DrJogalog

Isn't base camp where you base yourself before you go up and down the … Isn't base camp where you base yourself before you go up and down the mountain? I think it would be like going to the airport but not actually getting on a plane before going home.



Hahahahahahahaha, this deal is definitely not for you.

UK highest point is Ben Nevis which is 4409 ft, Kathmandu Valley is approx 4600 ft and Everest Base Camp is 18,192 ft.

Though altitude sickness is lottery thing, please know more about Altitude sickness before crossing your only one bucket list

Ted Molt.

raulvibes

UK highest point is Ben Nevis which is 4409 ft, Kathmandu Valley is … UK highest point is Ben Nevis which is 4409 ft, Kathmandu Valley is approx 4600 ft and Everest Base Camp is 18,192 ft. Though altitude sickness is lottery thing, please know more about Altitude sickness before crossing your only one bucket list



I've been unlucky enough to have Altitude Sickness at 11,500 ft - not nice...
I've climbed higher several times with no Altitude Sickness though....

indianajon

Thanks, we live in the peak district so hill walking is a daily … Thanks, we live in the peak district so hill walking is a daily occurrence!


Your welcome. Ive just received an email from Raj, he can accommodate anything you wish whether its a group or individual and can customise your tour to your personal needs.

How much to go (or attempt to go to) the top, and can these guys offer it?
Edited by: "Xiaoda" 9th Apr 2015

Xiaoda

How much to go (or attempt to go to) the top, and can these guys offer it?



Better take mountain sight seeing flight, or raise fund scaming people for charity

jgtuk

I've been unlucky enough to have Altitude Sickness at 11,500 ft - not … I've been unlucky enough to have Altitude Sickness at 11,500 ft - not nice... I've climbed higher several times with no Altitude Sickness though....



that's the thing, even potters & guides suffer occasionally. for u, u knew it and acted immediately. people think of saving few £££s, don't hire professionals and keep on climbing thinking its normal cold or headache.

Xiaoda

How much to go (or attempt to go to) the top, and can these guys offer it?



I would just slip them a tenner when you're at Base Camp and I'm sure they would nip you up...!

But seriously - those that attempt Everest have generally been mountain climbing for years, have trained for at least 2 years prior and have to raise the £50k it costs and be able to take the 2-3 months it might take.

Xiaoda

How much to go (or attempt to go to) the top, and can these guys offer it?



Just under £40K - see my post. That was out of the current Jagged Globe brochure.
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